Marianthi Markatou, PhD, professor and associate chair of research and health care informatics in the Department of Biostatistics, has been appointed to the distinguished professor rank by the SUNY Board of Trustees. The rank of distinguished professor is an order above full professorship and the highest rank in the SUNY system.
Markatou was named Distinguished Professor in recognition of her international prominence and distinguished reputation in her field. According to SUNY, “this distinction is attained through extraordinary contributions to, and impact on, the candidate’s field of study, often evidenced by significant research.” Markatou is an internationally renowned expert in biostatistics, statistics and biomedical informatics. She has conducted seminal methodological research that has significantly advanced the fields of statistical robustness, mixture models, statistical distances, weighted likelihood methods and statistical machine learning.
Markatou has also earned prominence as an interdisciplinary scholar and made pioneering contributions to statistical and domain sciences. Her interdisciplinary work has applied rigorous statistical methodologies to advance pharmaco-epidemiological and emerging safety sciences research, biomedical informatics and computer science.
Her work has been continuously supported by external funding agencies since 1990, and her influential statistical publications have appeared in highly regarded journals. She has current awards that include a $7 million grant from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Kaleida Health Foundation. Markatou is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, and a member of the International Statistical Institute.